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Scrimshaw-decorated Whale's Tooth

Auction:
2642M
Lot:
758
Sold for:
$475$475

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Auction:
Discovery - 2642M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
March 14, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Scrimshaw-decorated Whale's Tooth, the tooth with 20th century engraved decoration depicting a whaling scene with whalemen in a whaleboat, one harpooning a sperm whale, with inscriptions describing a spurious event, lg. 6 1/2 in.
Estimate $200-300

The inscriptions on this tooth speaks of an event which took place May 29, 1854, but the vessel "Twilight" which is mentioned in the other inscription was not launched until July of 1854.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Megafauna, Scrimshaw, Sperm whales, Tooth, Visual arts, Whale, Whaling

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